African female footballers in Sweden

On April 13, the OBS Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s top female football championship will begin with 12 top sides gunning for the titlte.  The OBS Damallsvenskan is regarded as one of the best in the world and has its share of African players.   At time time of writing we could count about ten Africans registered to […]

AU: Cotonou Agreement is not an equal partnership

As Finland prepares for its third EU presidency on 1 July, a round-table talk in Helsinki, the capital, discussed Europe’s future partnership with Africa as the existing Cotonou Agreement comes to an end in 2020. Main speaker Prof. Carlos Lopes, the African Union (AU)’s High Representative at the negotiations, said that much remains to be […]

Slow start for Africans in Swedish football leagues

Sweden’s top football championship, Allsvenskan, began over the weekend with just two African goal scorers. Nigerian forward Samuel Nnamani scored from close range for Eskilstuna in the 51st minute to make it 2-0 as the newcomers whipped IFK Gothenburg 3-1 on Sunday while Sierra Leonean striker Mohammed Buya opened his account with a 16 th […]

Neufville: Liberian students must empower themselves

  Liberian students have been called upon to empower themselves with the tools to give them wisdom and guidance because they are future leaders.   This call was made on Friday March 22 by Venetta Chesson Neufville, finance officer of GIZ Liberia, a German development agency operating in Liberia, when she served as guest speaker […]

Africa Industrialization Fund gets European investment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a commitment of $15 million with the SPE Africa Industrialization I Fund (AIF I), a generalist private equity fund targeting primarily growth capital investments in small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-market companies mainly in North Africa, with a focus on Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. The fund’s first closing reached $80 million. […]

Why Liberian DED holders should not be deported

By James kokulo Fasuekoi in Minneapolis, Minnesota I am a former Associated Press war-photographer and news correspondent and was stationed in Liberia, West Africa for over a decade and from where I also covered war and political upheavals in neighboring Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast during the 90s. Before the outbreak of war in […]

Norway increases funding for cyclone relief effort

The UN has asked for a substantial increase in funding for the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai. “The needs are huge. Norway is therefore increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the wake of the cyclone to a total of NOK 47 million ($5.4m),” says Minister o Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide. The damage caused […]

German-African Energy Forum held in Hamburg

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has congratulated the German Government and the African-German Business Association on the success of the 13th German-African Energy Forum that took place in Hamburg on March 27 and 28, under the theme “Realizing & Financing Africa’s Energy Revolution”. With a strong focus on the financing of energy projects on the […]

Liberian war crimes suspect to face trial in Switzerland

After nearly five years of criminal investigation, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) is presenting for the first time an international criminal law related indictment to the Federal Criminal Court (FCC). The suspect, Alieu Kosiah, is being accused of violations of the laws of war as a member of a military faction […]

African free trade: Regional integration remains low

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) marks a momentous milestone for Africa but preliminary findings of the upcoming 2019 African Regional Integration Index, released at the on-going Conference of Ministers in Morocco on Saturday, indicate that regional integration in Africa remains low. The Index, known as ARII, was set up to monitor and evaluate […]